In accordance with the plan to expand the Ram temple complex area to 107 acres from the present 70 acres, the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra has purchased a 7,285 square feet land adjacent to the Ram Janmabhoomi premises in Ayodhya, an official of the trust said on Thursday.
The trust, which is constructing a grand temple for lord Ram in Uttar Pradesh, has paid Rs 1 crore for the 7,285 square feet land to its owner, Deep Narain, at a rate of Rs 1,373 per square foot, news agency PTI quoted the official as saying.
Trustee Anil Mishra told the news agency, “We have purchased the land as we need more space for the Ram temple.”
The land purchased by the trust is located next to the Asharfi Bhawan.
SB Singh, the sub-registrar of Faizabad in whose office the deed was signed, said the land owner, Deep Narain, signed a registry deed for the 7,285 square feet land in favour of Champat Rai, the secretary of the trust, on February 20 with Anil Mishra and Apna Dal MLA Indra Pratap Tiwari as witnesses.
“I was fortunate to be part of the first purchase deed of the Ram Mandir trust,” Indra Pratap Tiwari said.
According to PTI sources, the trust plans to acquire more land and is in talks with the owners of temples, houses and open land adjacent to the Ram temple complex.
The sources said the trust wants to expand the project to 107 acres and it still has to acquire 14,30,195 square feet of land to achieve the target.
News Source: India Today